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Published: 28 October 2010

208 Pages


ISBN: 9780199574896

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How to Read a Word

Elizabeth Knowles

  • Chapter-based guide that surveys the many questions we can ask about the words we encounter every day
  • Explores a rich range of online resources in pursuing the answers to such questions
  • Engagingly written in an accessible style, with many useful tips and practical advice on avoiding common pitfalls
  • Covers word use, origins, spellings, meanings, and collocations
  • Support material includes a fascinating account of the history of the English language, and an overview of dictionary history
  • A full index and glossary are included, as well as word lists and panels and lists to expand on specific examples
  • Utilizes the unrivalled resources and language monitoring programs behind Oxford's dictionaries

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